PM calls for more efforts to reduce the use of plastic bags

Saturday, 2019-04-06 11:55:14
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Co-op Mart Vietnam and Big C in Da Nang and Hanoi have used banana leaves instead of plastic bags to wrap foods
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NDO – Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has sent a letter to several supermarkets praising them for using natural materials instead of plastic bags in wrapping goods, while calling for associations and business community to join hands with the Government to reduce plastic waste.

In the letter sent to Co-op Mart Vietnam, Saigon Co-op, Bic C Hanoi and Big C Da Nang, on April 4, the PM hailed these supermarkets for actively implementing practical measures to limit the use of plastic bags, contributing to changing the public habit of using plastic bags towards ensuring environmental protection.

In the letter, PM Phuc also appealed to the business community, supermarkets, restaurants and hotels to join the Government and society in minimising the use of plastic bags and the disposal of plastic waste through practical actions.

The Government leader also asked the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, other ministries and sectors concerned, and People’s Committees at all levels to carry out measures to encourage the use of environmentally friendly products and gradually reduce the production and use of plastic bags for a healthy living environment and sustainable development.

Some enterprises such as the chain of Co-op Mart Vietnam and Big C in Da Nang and Hanoi have used banana leaves instead of plastic bags to wrap foods, which is considered a practical measure to limit the discharge of plastic waste and has received support from consumers.